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Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
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Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.
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A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
How safe are
residents in the city of Sylvania and Sylvania Township if they find themselves
in a life-threatening situation?
The head of the
township fire union says there's reason to worry. The township fire department serves
both the township and city, but ambulance service comes from outside the area,
and that's affecting response time.
contracts with private companies to handle emergency ambulance runs. Crews from
Toledo and Springfield Township are occasionally called in.
firefighters' union president Chris Nye says the arrangement is dangerous, and sometimes
causes a 20 minute delay in response time.
a disservice to our customers here in Sylvania Township and the city by
delaying response time," Nye said.
Chief Jeff Kowalski says the wait time is getting longer.
working with the township trustees to get our own ambulance service without
receiving more money from taxpayers," Kowalski said.
when it's a life-threatening emergency and when it's not," Nye added. "We
generally will use good judgment and err on the side of the customer."
Nye says the
union and trustees have developed what he calls a 'cost neutral' plan for the
service, but Sylvania Safety Director Kevin Aller isn't ready to support it.
"We have to
take a look at it," he said. "Is it better to run it as a government-run function
or better as a private function?"
Nye says the plan
would take three months to set up.